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AHS co-hosts provincewide bladder cancer education event

March 26, 2018

CALGARY — Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Bladder Cancer Canada are inviting bladder cancer patients from across the province to attend a patient education event next month.

The event will be broadcast live on Friday, April 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and can be viewed at one of the following locations:

  • Calgary: Rockyview General Hospital
  • Edmonton: Cross Cancer Institute
  • Red Deer: Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre
  • Bonnyville: Bonnyville Healthcare Centre
  • Camrose: Camrose Addiction & Mental Health Clinic

Speakers will share the latest information about bladder cancer, current treatments and what the future holds. The event is also open to family and friends of bladder cancer patients, as well as to their healthcare professionals.

The following topics and speakers will be featured:

  • Nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer, surgery and urinary diversions
    Dr. Geoffrey Gotto, urologic oncologist and clinical associate professor at the University of Calgary
  • Drug therapy in the management of invasive bladder cancer: current strategies and future possibilities
    Dr. Scott North, Director of Medical Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute
  • Navigating the nutrition essentials of bladder health
    Registered dietitians Miranda Wong and Leanne Mulesa, University of Alberta Hospital
  • A bladder cancer survivor story
    Courtney Blackshaw, Bladder Cancer Canada volunteer and co-lead organizer of Calgary Awareness Walk

Online registration is required at http://bit.ly/book-cancerpatiented. For more information, call toll-free at 1-855-258-9963, or email cancerpatienteducation@ahs.ca

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Kristin Whitworth
AHS Communications
403-671-4397